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Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention without Physical Examination
Assistance with U.S. FDA’s Detention Without Physical Examination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.

A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines
A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to the New FTC Green Labeling Guidelines

While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
 

FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know
FDA’s Changing Culture: What Every Food Company Needs to Know

FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft
Legislative Update on FDA’s Qualitative Risk Assessment Draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management
The Role of Accreditation Bodies in Supply Chain Risk Management

Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.

Have You Properly Registered Your Food Facility for FSMA?

It is imperative that your company determine immediately whether it falls within the registration requirement. The current registration period remains open only until December 31, 2012.

The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.

Legislative Update: 2012 Farm Bill

Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements

Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.

 

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins
A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins

Under FSMA, FDA requires preventive controls for food facilities and mandatory produce safety standards for a broad range of farming activities.

 

Food Defense in Food Litigation: A Vulnerability Assessment
Food Defense in Food Litigation:  A Vulnerability Assessment

Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.

Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public
Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public

The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

What FSMA Really Tells Us about the Focus of Food Safety
What FSMA Really Tells Us  about the Focus of Food Safety

FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants

Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue
Date Marking: Food Waste Concern Heightens Issue

Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Emerges as a Model Program for Food Safety
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Emerges as a Model Program  for Food Safety

With the implementation of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, huge strides have been made in the area of food safety.

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